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Deep dive: empty swimming venues during lockdown – in pictures

In the last of our lockdown diaries series, photographer David Levene visits some of his favourite swimming venues in London Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Science, London, Fitness, Life and style, UK News, Culture, News photography, Art and design, Swimming, David Levene, Coronavirus


Night riding in London during the lockdown – in pictures

In the next instalment of our series of lockdown diaries, photographer Sarah Lee shares her observations from her daily bike rides as autumn slides towards winter and things get darker Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, London, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Sarah Lee, Coronavirus


London Bridge attack, one year on: ‘Jack's story jolted people – we have to keep that going'

Jack Merritt devoted his short working life to transforming the hopes of prisoners. On the anniversary of his death, family, friends and ex-offenders talk about continuing his legacyDave and Anne Merritt weren’t sure how to mark today’s anniversary of the murder of their beloved son Jack. Milestone days are always the hardest. Unlike the day that would have been his 26th birthday, at the beginning of October, when they and their younger son Joe and Jack’s girlfriend, Leanne O’Brien, went for a l...
Tags: Instagram, Law, Society, UK News, Dave, UK criminal justice, Prisons and probation, Sentencing, Jack, London Bridge, Suffolk, Joe, Jack Merritt, London Bridge terror attack 2019, Anne Merritt, Jack Milestone


Outdoor climbing in the second lockdown – in pictures

Photographer Murdo MacLeod’s project for our lockdown diaries series focuses on outdoor climbingAndy Swann: ‘Many of my favourite pastimes such as community ocean rowing and sea kayaking have been seriously disrupted by the pandemic but outdoor climbing has been mostly possible in one form or another. It has helped protect my sanity during lockdowns and extended periods of restrictions. It has flexibility in that it can be done in nearby quarries, crags or in the mighty mountains’ Continue readi...
Tags: Photography, UK News, Murdo MacLeod


Facebook condemned for hosting neo-Nazi network with UK links

Tech giant criticised for failing to act after being told two years ago about extremist activity on its platformA white supremacist network with more than 80,000 followers and links to the UK far right, including a student charged with terrorist offences, is being hosted by Facebook and Instagram, putting the world’s largest social media company under fresh pressure to tackle extremism.The network, which includes more than 40 neo-Nazi sites, offers merchandise including NaziSS symbols and sticke...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, UK, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Race, Social Media, UK News, World news, Ukraine, Digital Media, Wisconsin, The far right, Nazi


Rebekah Vardy wins in first stage of Coleen Rooney libel action

Judge rules Instagram post could be read as an allegation and not meant as ‘reasonable grounds to suspect’Coleen Rooney’s Instagram post about the suspected source of leaks of private information in the so-called “Wagatha Christie” row “clearly identified” Rebekah Vardy as having “secretly informed the Sun newspaper of Ms Rooney’s private posts and stories”, a judge ruled on Friday.In a victory for Vardy that sets the parameters for her libel action, Mr Justice Warby rejected the contention that...
Tags: Instagram, UK News, Rooney, Coleen Rooney, Vardy, Warby, Rebekah Vardy


Warning to 'Instagram hikers' after rescues at UK site of plane wreck

Peak District team urge visitors to ‘eerie landscape’ to better prepare for poor weatherIll-prepared “Instagram hikers” have been warned against heading into the Peak District hills to take photos by the eerie wreckage of a plane after mountain rescue volunteers were called out twice in one day to assist them.The crash site at Higher Shelf Stones, on moorland between Manchester and Sheffield, contains large sections of a US military plane that plunged into a ridge in fog in 1948, killing all 13 ...
Tags: Mountains, Photography, UK, Instagram, US, Social Media, UK News, Walking, Manchester, Sheffield, Tiktok


Dougie Wallace's Bus Response – in pictures

Dougie Wallace’s depictions of London through snapshots of its iconic red buses reveal how the city has coped with the Covid-19 lockdowns, and how it is struggling to get back on its feetDougie Wallace on the Guardian’s Printshop Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, London, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Transport, Road transport, Tfl, Wallace, Dougie Wallace, Coronavirus


Armistice Day 2020 – in pictures

Armistice Day has been marked across the UK with a two-minute silence at 11am and a ceremony at the Cenotaph. Participants fell silent in remembrance of the nation’s war dead, as the coronavirus pandemic limits public commemorations Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, UK, UK News, Remembrance Day


Before and after the start of England's second lockdown - in pictures

England began its second nationwide lockdown on 5 November. Before-and-after photographs reveal the impact of the first days of the four-week stay-at-home order in which all non-essential shops and venues have to close.The Shambles in York city centre. Photographs by Richard Saker Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, England, UK News, Richard Saker, Coronavirus


England's second national Covid lockdown - in pictures

England has begun its second nationwide lockdown, after parliament approved Boris Johnson’s coronavirus strategy despite dozens of his own MPs voting against it Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, England, UK News, News photography, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus


Top Gun's jacket to Pretty Woman's boots: film memorabilia auction highlights – in pictures

Hundreds of rare props and costumes from more than 350 films, including Alien, Batman and Gladiator, will be going up for auction in early December Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Television, Film, UK News, Culture, Television & radio


Image of tiger hugging tree wins 2020 wildlife photographer award

Sergey Gorshkov left a hidden camera in a Russian forest for 11 months to capture the big catAn image of a clearly ecstatic tigress hugging an ancient Manchurian fir tree in a remote Siberian forest has won one of the world’s most prestigious photography prizes.It took Russian photographer Sergey Gorshkov 11 months to capture the moment using hidden cameras. His patience led to him being named 2020 wildlife photographer of the year by the Duchess of Cambridge at a ceremony at London’s Natural Hi...
Tags: Photography, London, Animals, Environment, UK News, Culture, Wildlife, Art and design, Cambridge, Natural History Museum, Wildlife photographer of the year, Sergey Gorshkov, Natural History Museum Continue


Risking the Channel ‘death route’ to Britain – a photo essay

For three weeks, two teams from Agence France-Presse followed Walid, a Kuwaiti, Falah, an Iraqi, and his two daughters, from the town of Grande-Synthe in northern France to Dover via the choppy waters of the Channel. Photographs by Sameer Al-Doumy. Text by by Clement Melki, Sameer Al-Doumy, Thomas Bernardi with the London bureauSameer Al-Doumy is a Syrian photographer born in Douma. He has spent seven years covering the war that has wracked his country since the 2011 uprising, including three ye...
Tags: Europe, Photography, London, France, UK News, World news, Syria, Immigration and asylum, Britain, News photography, Migration, Dover, Agence France Presse, Grande Synthe, Agence France Press, Sameer


Hold Still - The UK Lockdown - in pictures

Hold Still is a digital exhibition hosted by the National Portrait Gallery. People of all ages, from across the UK, were invited to submit a photographic portrait which they had taken during lockdown. The project aimed to capture and document the spirit, the mood, the hopes, the fears and the feelings of the nation as we continued to deal with the coronavirus outbreak. The final 100 images include one by the Guardian’s Sarah Lee Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, UK, UK News, Sarah Lee, Coronavirus outbreak


Are Love Island stars really the best people to advise us on test and trace?

Our government is surely marooned and desperate when it recruits reality TV stars to explain its coronavirus control systemName: Chris Hughes.Age: 27. Continue reading...
Tags: Reality TV, Politics, Instagram, Social Media, UK News, Love Island, Coronavirus outbreak


Still we rise! Banners celebrating female empowerment - in pictures

In 2018, one hundred artists made banners to celebrate a century since women won the right to vote in the UK. A new book collects them allOrganiser Helen Marriage on why the government needs to rethink banning mass cultural gatheringsWomen Making History is available through Profile Editions Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Photography, UK, Women, Life and style, Society, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Festivals, Craft, Helen Marriage


Marcus Rashford scores cover of British Vogue's September issue

The footballer is recognised for his activism in the magazine among 40 ‘faces of hope’Marcus Rashford’s inspirational, policy-changing campaign against child poverty has garnered him accolades aplenty. Now it has also propelled the footballer on to the front cover of British Vogue’s September issue.The Manchester United striker, who forced a government U-turn on the granting of free food vouchers for the poorest families over the summer, headlines a special edition dedicated to activism. Continu...
Tags: Photography, Fashion, Media, Football, Sport, Life and style, UK News, Newspapers & magazines, Culture, Art and design, Magazines, Manchester United, Vogue, Fashion industry, Marcus Rashford, British Vogue


The UK's hottest day so far this year – in pictures

Met Office expects Friday to reach 35C, and says effect of climate change on UK weather is likely to increase Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, UK, Climate Change, UK News, News photography, Met Office, UK Weather


Dining out during the coronavirus pandemic - in pictures

Around the world, whether seated in bubbles or next to teddy bears, customers are coming to terms with the new norms of eating out Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, UK News, World news, Coronavirus outbreak


Prayers and comets: Friday's best photos

The Guardian’s picture editors select highlights from around the world Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, UK News, World news, Culture, Art and design


Treasures found by the British public – in pictures

The British public have discovered hundreds of thousands of archaeological objects, and the British Museum has revealed that the number recorded by its Portable Antiquities Scheme has hit a milestone 1.5m. These finds have radically transformed what we know about life through time on the British Isles Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, UK News, Archaeology, British Isles Continue, Portable Antiquities Scheme


Rebekah Vardy sues Coleen Rooney over 'Wagatha Christie' claims

Rooney claimed the reality TV star leaked stories from her private Instagram accountRebekah Vardy has launched defamation proceedings against Coleen Rooney at the high court in London, in what could be an extraordinary legal case detailing the feud between the two women and their relationships with the British tabloid media.Rooney made the headlines last year when she publicly claimed Vardy had been leaking stories from her private Instagram account to the Sun newspaper, after setting an elabora...
Tags: London, Instagram, UK News, Rooney, Coleen Rooney, Vardy, Rebekah Vardy, WAGatha Christie, Instagram accountRebekah Vardy


Katie Waggett's best photograph: Sunday worship with Joy

‘Joy was dancing in church with her children in London. She was in her element – her dress speaks to her sense of cultural pride’Her name is Joy and I photographed her outside one of the many African churches in south-east London. I had just finished photographing a mosque on the same bland industrial estate when I found the blue wall, then spotted Joy dancing in the church with her children. I thought: “That’s a portrait I’ve got to get,” and asked if she’d come outside and have her photograph ...
Tags: Art, Europe, Books, Photography, London, Nigeria, Africa, Religion, Society, UK News, World news, Culture, Art and design, Christianity, British identity and society, Quebec


Black Lives Matter - a photographer's view from the London protests

Photographer Henry J Kamara writes about his experience photographing the Black Lives Matter protest in London last weekend Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, London, Race, UK News, Black Lives Matter Movement, George Floyd, Henry J Kamara


Banksy supports Black Lives Matter with latest artwork

People of colour are being failed by the system, says graffiti artist in Instagram postBanksy has shown his support for the Black Lives Matter movement, saying “people of colour are being failed by the system”.The graffiti artist wrote in an Instagram post: “At first I thought I should just shut up and listen to black people about this issue. But why would I do that? It’s not their problem, it’s mine. Continue reading...
Tags: Instagram, Protest, UK News, World news, US news, Culture, Art and design, Bristol, Banksy, Black Lives Matter, Black Lives Matter Movement, George Floyd


Unhappy hour: London's West End during lockdown - in pictures

British theatre teeters on the brink of total collapse and restaurants, pubs and cinemas are yet to reopen. Photographer Martin Godwin takes a stroll through an eery West End Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, London, UK News, World news, West End, Martin Godwin, Coronavirus outbreak


Picturing lockdown: Historic England's archive of isolation – in pictures

Today, Historic England reveals 200 new images which have been added to their archive to form the Picturing Lockdown Collection. This follows a call-out asking the public to photograph their lockdown from 29 April to 5 May. The appeal was the first time the public have been asked to submit photographs for the archive since the Second World War.Coronavirus latest: at a glance Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, England, UK News, Coronavirus outbreak


Beatles photographer Astrid Kirchherr dies aged 81

Innovative German artist recorded group’s rise to fame after seeing them play in HamburgAstrid Kirchherr, the photographer whose shots of the Beatles helped turn them into icons, has died aged 81.The Beatles writer Mark Lewisohn confirmed the news on Twitter, posting: “Intelligent, inspirational, innovative, daring, artistic, awake, aware, beautiful, smart, loving and uplifting friend to many. Her gift to the Beatles was immeasurable.” Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Music, Germany, The Beatles, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Pop and rock, Astrid Kirchherr, Mark Lewisohn, HamburgAstrid Kirchherr


Coronavirus intensive care in an Edinburgh hospital – photo essay

After mobilising its pandemic plan the Western General has undergone a complete transformation, with two intensive treatment units taking care of Covid-19 patientsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs news seeped out from Wuhan in China of a new, dangerous virus in late January, it triggered an emergency plan at a hospital thousands of miles away in Edinburgh. The infectious diseases team at the Western General had practised for a pandemic. Within 24 hours its plan was u...
Tags: Photography, Scotland, China, UK News, Edinburgh, Wuhan, Coronavirus outbreak



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